Cancer and cholesterol: understanding the V-shaped association in patients with diabetes

Ding, Eric L.; Hu, Frank B.
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/26/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 5, p403
Academic Journal
The author comments on the study by X. Yang and colleagues about associations between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and cancer among patients with diabetes. He mentions that the study raises questions related to the use of statins, clinical utility of LDL cholesterol and others in predicting the rate of cancer risk. Moreover, he suggests further investigation on the significance of cholesterol-lowering drug therapy on cancer risk and association between LDL cholesterol and cancer.


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